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December 14, 2005

Mountain/Ultra/Trail Council Announces 2006 USA National Championships

If you enjoy running off the beaten path or extending your limits, the Mountain/Ultra/Trail (MUT) Running Council of USATF invites you to participate in the 2006 MUT National Championships. The MUT championship races offer unique locales, beautiful scenery, and challenges beyond the typical road race for open and masters runners. From the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rainier, and the San Francisco Headlands to the roads of Long Island, runners can explore new terrains and attempt new distances while competing in a National Championship race.

Offering USA National Championships for mountain, ultra, and trail running reflects the growth of these running disciplines in the United States. MUT has been offering championship races in these disciplines since its inception in 1998. The 2006 championship schedule offers mountain, trail, and ultra races of varying distances and terrains. Join the fun and competition at one or more of these great events! For more information about MUT Championships, click here.

The following events have been selected by the MUT Council as the 2006 USA MUT Championships for open and masters athletes.

2006 MUT Championships

Race Name

Race Date


Contact Info

Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Trail Run

USA 100 Mile Trail Championship


February 4, 2006 Huntsville, TX Joe Prusaitis
1101 Plymouth
Austin, TX 78758



Camusett Park 50 km

USA 50 km Road Championship

March 5, 2006 Long Island, NY Mike Polansky


TEVA Spring Runoff

USA 10 km Trail Championship

June 3,


Vail, CO

Mike Ortiz


Mt. Washington Hill Climb - 7.6 Miles

USA Mountain Running Championship


June 17, 2006 Gorham, NH

Bob Teschek

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White River 50 

USA 50 Mile Trail Championship

July 29,




Crystal Mountain, WA

Scott McCoubrey
Seattle Running Co.
919 E. Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98122



Golden Headlands 50 km

USA 50 km Trail Championship


August 26,
Sausalito, CA Guy Palmer  


Dupont Forest Trail Marathon 

USA Trail Marathon Championship

October 15, 2006 Hendersonville, NC Greg Walker




Camusett Park 50 km

USA 50 km Road Championship


March 4, 2007


Long Island, NY


Mike Polansky


Golden Headlands 50 km

USA 50 km Trail Championship


August 25,
Sausalito, CA Guy Palmer 


Dupont Forest Trail Marathon 

USA Trail Marathon Championship

October 14, 2007 Hendersonville, NC Greg Walker



In selecting national championships, the MUT Council balances the quality of the event with the championship race experience it provides. Bids were analyzed on the following criteria:

  • The race offers a quality venue, runner support, and can attract and accommodate a depth of field.
  • The race does not conflict with other national ultra championships or the 100K World Challenge.
  • The race offers incentives to the competitive athlete such as accommodations or waived entry.
  • The race offers prize money.
  • The race offers open entry.

Participate in Championships - Runners of all ages are encouraged to participate in these MUT championships. When you participate in a USATF championship race and win overall or in an age group, you win the title of USATF national champion, master's national champion, or age-group national champion. You receive a USATF national championship award. In addition, team competition is offered at a national championship race, so your running club can vie for the title of national champion team.

More MUT Championship Races - Thanks to all race directors who submitted bids for 2006 & 2007. Race directors, if you are interested in hosting an MUT championship in 2007 or beyond contact one of the MUT Council members or MUT Championship Coordinator Paul Kirsch. Detailed information is also available on the MUT championship web page. Athletes, encourage race directors of your favorite  races to submit a championship bid!

Congratulations to the races selected as 2006 & 2007 MUT Championships!


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